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NFL Seven Dynasty Football Teams

Updated on June 23, 2017

Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl History

1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1995
1971, 1977, 1992, 1993, 1995 | Source

NFL Decade Dynasty Teams

The measurement of dynasty, in my opinion, is the consistent trips to the super bowl. Back to back super bowl wins is impressive by itself but winning three out of four is a huge stepping stone towards a dynasty especially when those trips happen within the same decade. Really the ultimate measure of a dynasty is the super bowl winning percentage versus the number of appearances.

While I do not remember all five Cowboy Super Bowl wins, I have been a fan since early 70s and consider the 90s team as one of the best in American Football history. I highlighted the five dominant teams, in the NFL, that I think of whenever someone brings up a conversation on the decades best football teams. There are the Green Bay Packers of the 60s, the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s, the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders of the early 80s, the Dallas Cowboys of the 90s and the New England Patriots of 2000 - 2009.

I have to acknowledge in honorable mention two teams that have demonstrated enough dynasty power to be mentioned - the San Francisco 49er's for the late 80s and (take your pick from) the Chicago Bears of the 40s, Cleveland Browns of the 50s or Detroit Lions of the 50s.

The only question that remains is which team will dominate enough to be considered in this elite list of dynasty teams? Since 2005 no single team has won back to back Super Bowls.

NFL 5 Dynasty Teams by Inaugural Season

Team
First Year in NFL
Dominent Decade
Packers
1921
1960s
Steelers
1933
1970s
Raiders
1970
1980s
Cowboys
1960
1990s
Patriots
1970
2000 - 2010

Packers Uniform Colors - Green, Yellow and White

uniform colors
Jersey
Pants
Green and Yellow
 
 
away
Green jersey
Yellow pants
home
White jersey
Yellow pants
alternate
Purple jersey
White pants

Green Bay Packers of the 60s to Present Day

Famous for:

  1. The Frozen Tundra (their field)
  2. Jumping in the stands of the end zone
  3. Cheese Heads


Home Fields (4):

  1. Hagemeister Park
  2. Bellevue Park
  3. City Stadium
  4. Lambeau Field (current)


Conference Championships (9):

  1. 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967 (Western)
  2. 1996, 1997
  3. 2011


Super Bow Wins (4):

  1. 1966 - Super Bowl I
  2. 1967 - Super Bowl II
  3. 1996 - Super Bowl XXXI
  4. 2011 - Super Bowl XLV


Packers Hall of Fame Members (my top 5):

  1. Vince Lombardi class of 1971
  2. Bart Starr class of 1977
  3. Paul Hornung class of 1986
  4. James Lofton class of 2003
  5. Reggie White class of 2006

Steelers Uniform Colors - Black, Gold and White

uniform color
Jersey
Pants
Black and Gold
 
 
away
Black jersey
Gold pants
home
White jersey
Gold pants
alternate
Black and Gold horizontal stripe
White pants

Pittsburgh Steelers of the 70s to Present Day

Famous for:

  1. The Steel Curtain defense
  2. Franco Harris fumble recovery for Touch Down
  3. Beating the Cowboys in the 70's


Home Fields (6):

  1. Forbes Field
  2. Shibe Park
  3. Comiskey Park
  4. Pitt Stadium
  5. Three Rivers Stadium
  6. Heinz Field (current)


Conference Championships (8):

  1. 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979
  2. 1995
  3. 2005, 2008, 2010


Super Bow Wins (6):

  1. 1974 - Super Bowl IX
  2. 1975 - Super Bowl X
  3. 1978 - Super Bowl XIII
  4. 1979 - Super Bowl XIV
  5. 2005 - Super Bowl XL
  6. 2008 - Super Bowl XLIII


Steelers Hall of Fame Members (my top 7):

  1. "Mean" Joe Greene class of 1987
  2. Jack Ham class of 1988
  3. Terry Bradshaw class of 1989
  4. Franco Harris class of 1990
  5. Lynn Swan class of 2001
  6. John Stallworth class of 2002
  7. Rod Woodson class of 2009

Raiders Uniform Colors - Black, Silver and White

uniform colors
Jersey
Pants
Black and Silver
 
 
away
Black jersey
Silver pants
home
White jersey
Silver pants
alternate
none
none

Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders of the 80s to Present Day

Famous for:

  1. The Snake Qauterback in Kenny Stabler
  2. Jumping cities - Oakland to Los Angeles to Oakland
  3. The owner / player fueds


Home Fields (5):

  1. Kezar Stadium
  2. Candlestick Park
  3. Frank Youell Field
  4. Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  5. O.co Coliseum (current)


Conference Championships (4):

  1. 1976
  2. 1980, 1983
  3. 2003


Super Bow Wins (3):

  1. 1976 - Super Bowl XI
  2. 1980 - Super Bowl XV
  3. 1983 - Super Bowl XVIII


Raiders Hall of Fame Members (my top 7):

  1. Fred Biletnikoff class of 1988
  2. Eric Dickerson class of 1999
  3. Howie Long class of 2000
  4. Ronnie Lott class of 2000
  5. Dave Casper class of 2002
  6. Marcus Allen class of 2003
  7. Rod Woodson class of 2009

Dallas Cowboys Helmet of the 90's

This replica hangs in my sports Den
This replica hangs in my sports Den | Source

Cowboys Uniform Colors - Blue, Silver and White

uniform colors
Jersey
Pants
Blue and Silver
 
 
away
Blue jersey
Silver pants
home
White jersey
Silver pants
alternate
Blue and White jersey
White pants

Dallas Cowboys Players of the 90s

These five players #84 - Jay Novacek, #8 - Troy Aikman, #21 - Deion Sanders, #88 - Michael Irvin, #22 - Emmitt Smith all hang in my sports Den
These five players #84 - Jay Novacek, #8 - Troy Aikman, #21 - Deion Sanders, #88 - Michael Irvin, #22 - Emmitt Smith all hang in my sports Den | Source

Dallas Cowboys of the 90s to Present Day

Since joining the NFL as an expansion football team in 1960, the Cowboys could have been called the Rangers or the Texans but settled on the title that made Texas famous. If the team had called themselves the Rangers, there may have been conflicts with the Texas lawmen or a MLB baseball team formed around the same time. The Texans could have been another choice but after the NFL Texans folded in 1952, it probably would not have been a good choice.

Although the Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 consecutive winning seasons between 1966 and 1985 (missing the playoffs in 1974 and 1984) it was the 90's and three super bowl championships that made then a dynasty of the nineties.


Famous for:

  1. Captain Come Back in Roger Staubach
  2. America's Team
  3. The Cheerleaders


Home Fields (3):

  1. Cotton Bowl
  2. Texas Stadium
  3. AT&T (Cowboys) Stadium (current)


Conference Championships (10):

  1. 1966, 1967 (Eastern)
  2. 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978
  3. 1992, 1993, 1995


Super Bow Wins (5):

  1. 1971 - Super Bowl VI - MVP Roger Staubach
  2. 1977 - Super Bowl XII - MVPs Harvey Martin and Randy White
  3. 1992 - Super Bowl XXVII - MVP Troy Aikman
  4. 1993 - Super Bowl XXVIII - MVP Emmitt Smith
  5. 1995 - Super Bowl XXX - MVP Larry Brown


Cowboys Hall of Fame Members (my top 10):

  1. Roger Staubach class of 1985
  2. Tom Landry class of 1990
  3. Tony Dorsett class of 1994
  4. Troy Aikman class of 2006
  5. Michael Irvin class of 2007
  6. Emmitt Smith class of 2010
  7. Deion Sanders class of 2011
  8. * Daryl Johnston should have been inducted with Emmitt Smith in 2010
  9. ** Future - Tony Romo
  10. *** Future - Jason Garrett

Cowboys Players of the 90s Statistics

Player
Touchdowns
Carries/Catches/Intercaptions
Yards
#8 - Troy Aikman
165
141 interceptions
32,942
#22 - Emmitt Smith
164
4,409 carries
18,355
#88 - Michael Irvin
65
750 catches
11,904
#48 - Daryl Johnston *
22
294
753 yards
source is http://www.profootballhof.com, * - should be in NFL Hall of Fame

Patriots Uniform Colors - Blue, Red and White

uniform colors
Jersey
Pants
Blue and White
 
 
away
Blue jersey
White pants
home
White jersey
Blue pants
alternate
Red jersey
White pants

New England Patriots of the 2000s to Present Day

Home Fields (6):

  1. Nickerson Field
  2. Fenway Park
  3. Alumni Stadium
  4. Harvard Stadium
  5. Foxboro Stadium
  6. Gillette Stadium (current)


Conference Championships (8):

  1. 1985
  2. 1996
  3. 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017


Super Bow Wins (5):

  1. 2001 - Super Bowl XXXVI
  2. 2003 - Super Bowl XXXVIII
  3. 2004 - Super Bowl XXXIX
  4. 2015 - Super Bowl XLIX
  5. 2017 - Super Bowl LI


Patriots Hall of Fame Members (my top 7):

  1. Nick Buoniconti class of 1992
  2. Steve Grogan class of 1995
  3. Andre Tippett class of 1999
  4. Stanley Morgan class of 2007
  5. Ben Coates class of 2008
  6. Drew Bledsoe class of 2011
  7. Troy Brown class of 2012

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NFL Hall of Fame

While I think it would be fun to visit the NFL Hall of Fame, I get more excited with the annual list and release of the inductees for that year. The thought of traveling to Canton, Ohio to look at the heads of football past or the 32 inductees of the Chicago Bears (the most of any team) simply is not a strong enough reason for me to go.

I would much rather pack up the Jeep Wrangler and head to Toronto for the NHL Hall of Fame.

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